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The Path of Insight Meditation (Shambhala Pocket Classics) Paperback – August 29, 1995


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Product Details

  • Series: Shambhala Pocket Classics
  • Paperback: 177 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala (August 29, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570620695
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570620690
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,018,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Joseph Goldstein began exploring meditation as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand. Following extended meditation retreats with various teachers in India and Burma, including the renowned Buddhist meditation master Anagarika Sri Munindra, he cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He has taught numerous meditation classes, workshops, and retreats in America and abroad over the last eight years and is one of the founders and primary teachers of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts. He is also the author of The Experience of Insight , Insight Meditation , One Dharma and coauthor of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Soaring Heart on March 14, 2001
"THOUGH OUR MINDS MAY BE COMPLICATED, BEAUTY IS NOT. WE DON'T HAVE TO STRIVE TO MAKE BEAUTY IN OUR LIVES, OR LOOK FAR TO FIND IT. WHEN THE MIND IS STILL, WE CAN SEE A MAGNIFICENCE IN EVEN THE MOST ORDINARY THINGS--THE VIVIDNESS OF A SUNSET, THE WARMTH OF A SMILE, THE SIMPLICITY OF SERVING A CUP OF TEA. WE CAN SEE NEW LIFE AND GROWTH. EACH THING IS DIFFERENT FROM ALL OTHERS, EACH MOMENT IS UNIQUE." [from page 152.]
Here are the chapters: 1) Discovering the Heart of Meditation 2) Meditation Instructions 3) Difficulties and Hindrances 4) Suffering: The Gateway to Compasion 5) Integrating Practice. (Each chapter is amazing but chapter five to me is the best. I have probably 85% of it highlighted!)
This is a life-changing book. It's small enough to carry on your body and profound enough to envelop in your heart. I will cherish this always. My wish for all who read this is on page 170, paragraph one.
Thank you Joseph and Jack!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 4, 2012
In my opinion, this is the greatest book I have ever read on insight meditation. It can be a bit confusing and requires contextual interpretation (don't take things out of context of his discussions!). Great instructions and guides for how to deal with mental states as they arise.
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